Murder-suicide in Virginia neighborhood leaves 2 dead, 1 injured

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Police have identified the three people who were shot Tuesday morning as part of a murder-suicide in Chesterfield County.

At approximately 2:06 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Chesterfield County Police Department responded to a report of a shooting on Barkbridge Road.

When police arrived on scene, they found a man who was shot and laying in the front yard of a home. After officers entered the residence, they located two more people with gunshot injuries.

“It’s alarming,” said Natanael Garcia, who lives just doors down from where the fatal shooting happened.

Garcia says he didn’t notice the sirens and lights at 2 a.m., but his mother did.

“How did I not hear it? Because guns are loud,” he said.

The victim found in the yard was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Both of the people found shot inside the house — identified as 47-year-old Makiba A. Hall and 51-year-old Christopher B. Evans — were pronounced dead at the scene.

Hall; Evans; and the third victim, identified as Hall’s son, all lived in the home.

Hall and Evans were reportedly in a long-term domestic relationship. Authorities say the early stages of the investigation lead them to believe Evans shot Hall and her son before turning the gun on himself.

Garcia says violence like this doesn’t usually happen in such a quiet neighborhood like Pennwood.

“Being normal, peaceful for the last 15 years and now something like this happening, you’ve got to start waking up and noticing, you know, that things might happen,” Garcia said.

A mother of four, Jasmine Thompson, lives down the street from where the triple shooting happened. She couldn’t believe it happened so close to home.

“It’s terrifying. I don’t even know at this point,” Thompson said. “I mean, you don’t think it’s going to happen anywhere near you and then it does, and what do you do? I mean, you’ve got to keep your kids safe.”

Police are not looking for any additional suspects at this time, but anyone with information about this incident can contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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